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  • Kanji: 甲鉄 (Koutetsu), literally "Iron armored." Later renamed 東 (Azuma), literally "East."
  • Entered Japanese Service: 3 February 1869

Construction and life in France

Naval ensign of the Marine Nationale (French Navy).

Service in the Royal Danish Navy

Naval ensign of the Kongelige Danske Marine (Royal Danish Navy).

Service in the Confederate States Navy

Naval ensign of the Confederate States Navy.

"Surrender" to Spanish authorities in Cuba

Naval ensign of the Armada Española (Spanish Navy) after 1785.

Spain turns the vessel over to the United States. For a price.

Naval jack of the United States Navy from 4 July 1865 through 3 July 1867.

Japan enters the age of the ironclad

Naval ensign of the 大日本帝國海軍 (Dai Nippon Teikoku Kaigun [Imperial Japanese Navy]) prior to 1889.
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